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Mark

All of the electrical training I received in the military easily allowed me to get a job straight out of the military as a commercial electrician.
San Antonio, TX, United States
Service Manager

Navy Experience leads to Konecranes Success

As a former Electrician’s Mate Second Class in the Navy, I was in charge of maintaining 36 forklifts, 7 small boats, 14 refueling/restoring stations (including winches and boom cranes) and 7 elevators.  While on shore duty, I was part of the group for motor rewind and submarine electrical refitting.

Now, I work as a Service Supervisor with Konecranes. I maintain the branch budget and supervise seven technicians, in addition to various other key branch responsibilities. Since coming to Konecranes, I have been part of the Nuclear Modernization Team, advancing from Technician to Service Supervisor role in May 2007 and then to my current role as Service Manager in 2012.

Responsibility and accountability are the greatest attributes that I gained from my military experience, which I believe have directly led to my success at Konecranes. Those, along with job-specific training, helped me become a successful member of the Konecranes team from day one.

Konecranes: the right choice

All of the electrical training I received in the military easily allowed me to get a job straight out of the military as a commercial electrician. I received my Texas State Unrestricted Journeyman’s License, which enabled me to advance my electrical knowledge and become a stronger asset in the field. As a Petty Officer Second Class in the Navy, I have been able to leverage my supervisory knowledge for improved effectiveness in my current responsibilities.

Without having ever been on a crane, I accepted my job at Konecranes with trepidation. But, once I was able to climb onto a crane, I realized that I was doing the same types of work that I had always done, just higher off the ground. And, after working with the people here, it didn’t take long to realize that I made the right choice in coming to Konecranes.